My First Christmas Wreath
A few weeks ago my little family took a trip to Lowe’s. While there, we visited the department where the Christmas trees were. I noticed a sign, “Free to take” next to the pile of branches that were cut off the bottom of the trees. I didn’t know what I would use them for, so I passed. A few days later I decided I wanted to use an evergreen branch for one of the handles on my hot cocoa cup signs. I asked my husband if he could swing by Lowe’s, and bring me a few of the branches after he got off work. This is what he brought me:
Quite a few branches right? Well I cut a little twig off for the handle, but the rest were just lying there. In an attempt to use some of the branches I chose to make my first ever wreath. I got this metal ring from the garage, sanded it, and spray painted it black.
I wanted this to be a free project and only use what I had on hand, but all the wire we had on hand just wouldn’t work, so I had to buy some. I wanted to make this project as cheap as possible, so I bought pipe cleaners to use as wire on the wreath, which cost me 88 cents. I wrapped a pipe cleaner around the end of the branches.
Then I wrapped the pipe cleaner around the metal ring to attach the branches to the ring. I repeated the process until I had a full looking wreath.
I made a hanger using a pipe cleaner, and the wreath found a place on my wall.
I stuck some red sprigs that I had lying around to give it some color.
I also have a “Merry Christmas” sign that I just leaned in the bottom right corner of the wreath.
If you’re interested in making a wreath, you might check your local tree getting place, and see if they have some leftover branches you can have for free.
I actually still have a lot of branches left, what should I do with them? Any ideas of how to use them?
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